Growing up in the projects wasn't as bad as it looked; surrounded by family, friends and learning how to laugh at all bad situations was how Jamilah developed determination. Jamilah made up her mind to be better than others, whether it was a good or bad decision; her main goal was survival in the hood. Most people refused to leave thinking there was no other life but leaving in poverty and depression. Then there were others who left but they still lived in the hood. They left physically but mentally, they still acted, spoke and breathed the hood. Their minds never gave up on hoodism. Here is the story of a young girl who saw more tragedies than one person should ever experience in life, a true story of endurance. Jamilah experienced horror, money, drugs and a quick start of parenting before she had a taste of adult hood. She became the bum she laughed at and mistreated all her life. She hung out with some people she never would have got caught dead standing by; her life turns and spins into a sticky web of lies and deceit. Jamilah learned early on that honesty don't mean squat in the hood. You will become one lonely person that didn't fit in. You expressed dreams and good visions of what life should be for you; it was, you either fit in or get out. Jamilah was just one of hundreds of youth in the hood that carried a behavior of looking for love in a man or those so called role models; not just mom and dad but popular drug dealers and boyfriends. Learning how to self medicate that kept her numb from feeling reality; by her using more drugs and allowing her to find more jokes to pull you through being raped and robbed of your innocence, and the consequences of her believing in others than believing in herself. She managed to take all the tragedies and lies, by finding the root of the problem. She used them to stack them all under her feet for the perfect height to reach Victory; but she first had to go through some things that she inherited at birth in order to break the vicious cycle of low self-esteem, abusive relationships, tragic deaths and addiction.
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Growing up in a small community that was surrounded by bricks and bars Patricia learn early on how to live within her head, inventing her own world wasn't hard being the baby girl of the house hold. The years of disappointments and joys was all so confusing but comforting at the same time. What seem to be a normal way of living turn quickly to be a great responsibility to learn how to cope with pain. 1979 the year of my sister Joyce death trigger something that will be far great of something that later will become a treasure hunt of my true identity, and that would be the last year I saw true happiness in my house hold. I made a vow not to make the same mistake my mother and other role models made, which would only come back and haunt me triple times more, but it would place me into a position to be a curse breaker or and curse carrier. I decided in the height of my addiction if I going to do something I am going to do better and harder than anyone one else. Later in my life I realize what didn't kill me actually made me more exceptive to change were my source of strengthen came from. After losing several apartment in the city of Elizabeth I decided to move to Newark that brought me to my knees but not hard enough for me to be complete finish, trying two rehab and several detox I thought I had the plan of sobriety beat my addiction took me place that no person in their right mind could be able to talk about let alone write about but again this world I created in my head was all a story that was brewing to be told. Finally in 1995 I decided to do what seem to work for my mother and try this God she talked about the same God my Aunt talk about, I challenge God one night by saying "if you are God show yourself to me I am tired of other people telling me you are good show me since you big bad God' and that Sunday November 1995 I was the year I finally felt him and been running this race with perseverance! Over comer o
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